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Transition Services Taskforce

Founded in 2013, by five of the consortiums north county Workability I coordinators, the initial and continuing purpose of the Transition Services Taskforce is to promote collaboration among the following:

  • San Diego Regional Center
  • The Department of Rehabilitation
  • Transition agencies and services
  • School District staff (administrators, teachers, related services)
  • Families (including students)
  • Employers

The benefits of this collaboration are evidenced by increased stakeholder awareness of post-secondary options for transition aged youth, increased development of CIE placements and, when appropriate, early placement of students in supported employment opportunities. 

Vision

Unifying stakeholders to best support the post-secondary transition of young adults with disabilities.

Mission

Through partnership and collaboration, providing outstanding post-secondary outcomes in the areas of education, employment and community integration for young adults with disabilities.

Taskforce Meetings

The taskforce meets quarterly to educate and update members and to strategize the implementation of practices that will improve post-secondary outcomes for transition age youth.  To this end, the taskforce solicits attendee involvement in quarterly and annual projects.  These core teams focus on projects related to transition elements such as competitive integrated employment (CIE), business partnerships, transition planning and transportation. 

2020-2021 Taskforce Meeting Dates

During the time the schools are closed (and possibly in the future) meetings will be held via Zoom 

Time: 9:00 am to 10:30 am

A Zoom link and meeting agenda will be sent to all members approximately one week prior to the meeting.

Tuesday, October 12th, 9 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday, December 14th, 9 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 15th, 9 am - 10:30 am 
Tuesday, June 14th, 9 am - 10:30 am

Contact

Karen Thompson
T: 760 290 2242
E: Karen.thompson@smusd.org

Nathan Molina
T:  760 436 6136 ext. 6101
E: nathan.molina@sduhsd.net

San Diego North County Coastal Partnership Agreement

The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)California Department of Education (CDE),  and California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) have entered into an agreement consistent with the State’s “Employment First” policy and other laws to make employment in an integrated setting, at a competitive wage, for individuals with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) its highest priority.

The California Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) Blueprint is the combined effort of the CDE, DOR and DDS, in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders including Disability Rights of California (DRC), with leadership provided by the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS). The purpose of the Blueprint is to increase opportunities for Californians with ID/DD to prepare for and participate in CIE.

To this end, Local Partnership Agreements were created at the local level to identify ways in which, local educational agencies, Department of Rehabilitation districts and regional centers will work together to streamline service delivery, engage their communities and increase competitive integrated employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Key Taskforce members served on the committee to create our Local Partnership, the San Diego North County Coastal Partnership Agreement, learn more at San Diego North County Coastal Local Partnership Agreement.

Let's Work! Documentary

The above documentary is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Jgl-tfUkhsQ.

Watch the audio described (AD) version at https://youtu.be/rrU7YNm7Fqw.

Updated 12/11/2020